Gallivanting Teapots – The origins and development of an art of living

Invented in China in the early 16th century, the teapot was to spread at lightning speed, brought to Europe by the large East India Companies. Not merely a utilitarian object well-known today in our part of the world, the teapot is also testimony of an art of living that developed around the drinking of tea. […]

Sunken Treasures: Secrets of the Maritime Silk Road

The Princessehof will present the exhibition Sunken Treasures from 7 September 2019 to 28 June 2020. The exhibition features ceramics and other objects found aboard eight shipwrecks dating from the ninth to the nineteenth century. The ceramic treasures tell fascinating stories about the Maritime Silk Road in Asia and reveal a hitherto unknown world of […]

Um Rei e Três Imperadores – Portugal, a China e Macau no Tempo de D. João V

O reinado de D. João V (1706-1750) correspondeu aos reinados de três imperadores da dinastia Qing (Kangxi, Yonzheng e Qianlong) e foi um dos períodos mais intensos e relevantes do relacionamento entre Portugal e a Europa e a China. Esse período foi igualmente marcante para a história de Macau e para a sua qualidade de […]

The Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Chinese Treasures

See some of the wonderful porcelain, bronze and Jade from the Chinese Dynastic periods collected by Sir William Burrell, including Tang Dynasty tomb guardian figures, elaborate forms of ritual bronzes that are more than 2,500 years old and a rare Ming Dynasty blue-and-white tankard.

Prada Foundation: The Porcelain Room. Chinese Export Porcelain

“The Porcelain Room” is an exhibition curated by Jorge Welsh and Luísa Vinhais that explores the historical context, scope and impact of Chinese exported porcelain. The exhibition on view on the 4th floor of Torre gathers more than 1,700 individual Chinese export porcelain. “The Porcelain Room” brings together examples of porcelains made from the 16th […]

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